Episode 170 – So Easy a Caveman Can Do It

This week, the nerds discuss the downsides of the internet and social media, lamenting the proliferation of ridiculous memes and utterly false stories that people believe anyway. Is there something just about the internet that makes us stupid, or does it simply catalog all the stupidity that would have gone unnoticed without it?

So Easy a Caveman Can Do It

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Moonfire Faire
Rogue Legacy
Badger Sotar 2020
The Adventure Game Store
Arrow
Board Game Geek
Fallout Shelter
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Pax Prime

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Giant Robot Duel Kickstarter
Episode IX Director
X-Wing The Force Awakens Starter
Star Wars Lands Coming to Disney Parks
Darth Vader PS4 Bundle
Time Saved Skipping Commercials with Netflix
Chinese Air Quality Study
Tetris Fights Addiction Cravings
Lawyer Demands Trial By Combat

Show Notes -
Is Technology Making Us Stupid?
Relevant Cyanide and Happiness
The Untold Story of Silk Road
Bieber Fans Tricked in to Shaving Heads
Ashley Madison Makes Millions Offering Fake Privacy

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Episode 169 – The Self-Driving Episode

Always interested in what the future holds, this week The Nerdstravaganza Podcast turns its attention to the cars of tomorrow. Having given up on the flying car dreams of yesteryear, the guys set their sights on self-driving vehicles and what they could mean for our privacy, security, leisure, and shopping habits.

The Self-Driving Future!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Ant-Man Trailer
Mice and Mystics
Super Dungeon Explore
Jupiter’s Legacy
Rogue Legacy
Viceroy
Codenames
A Study in Emerald
Fantastic Four (2015)
Khan Academy
Windows 10

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Wheel of Time Legal Troubles
Perseid Meteor Shower
Humans Renewed
Fallout 4 Leaked Footage
Ready Player One Author’s Monster Book Deal
iRobot’s Lawn Mower Robot
Tesla Charging Stations on Florida Turnpike
Tolkien’s Story of Kullervo
Portable Steam Games
Tim Cook’s Security Costs

Show Notes -
Google’s Self-Driving Cars
Safety Record
Privacy Concerns
Self-Driving Uber
Police Kill Switches
TEN MILLION Self-Driving Cars by 2020

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Episode 168 – You Wanna Fight? Fight Me!

For this week’s episode, we are joined by special guest star, Michael Winslow, who you may know from his memorable roles in the Police Academy series and Spaceballs. There’s not much else to say about the episode, because while we may have had a show planned, all that went right out the window, and Mr. Winslow spent the next hour or so being random and zany and more entertaining than anything we had in mind any way. So grab a seat, strap in, and try not to laugh out loud as we give him free rein to be utterly hilarious.

Mr Michael Winslow!

Show Notes -
The Salt Lick Bar-B-Que
Snoop Dogg – BUSH
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Trailer
Deadpool “Red Band” Trailer
Come Spy With Us: The Secret Agent Songbook
Key and Peele’s Police Academy Reboot
Sharknado 3
Lavalantula
American Beatbox Championship
The Jack and Triumph Show

MichaelWinslow.net
Michael Winslow on Youtube
Michael Winslow on Twitter

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Episode 167 – Super Bash Bros

Tomario and special guest Nickluigi giddily seek the Nintendo console of their dreams in the next castle over.  Meanwhile, Bullet Brian and Koopa Kam try to keep the pipe dreamers grounded.

Dreaming with Power!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Nerdstravaganza Game Nights at AGS
Pixels
Gencon
Goodwill Sci-fi Books
Palladium’s new Robotech Destroids
Walt Disney World
Marvel Vs. System
Turbo Ether (Nick’s podcast)
Ant-man

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Braille Watch
Hori Keyboard Mouse/Controller for PS4
Street Fighter V Beta Offline
Self-destucting Dmail
No More Pip Boys
Drug Testing Pro Gamers
Terminator in WWE 2K16
Dragon Quest X / XI for Nintendo NX

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Episode 166 – In.d500

This week, all the geeks can think about is the best four days in gaming – Gen Con! With gaming’s biggest convention just around the corner, Kam, Chris, and Brian talk about what they hope to see from, and in Kam’s case AT, the con.

Gen Con 2015

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Time Bandits
Epic Card Game
Humans
Christopher Robin Negelein on Amazon
Sovereignty of Dust
Biblios Dice
How to Succeed in Evil

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NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Bigger, Older Cousin to Earth
Reboot the Suit
Robot Passes Self-Awareness Test
Rust
Google’s Deep Dream
Atomic Robo
Panasonic Exoskeleton
Ashley Madicon Hacked
Darth Del Toro

Show Notes -
Gen Con
Iello Games
Fantasy AGE
Age of Sigmar
Operation F.A.U.S.T.
Drink On and Prosper
Blindwater Brew Witch Doctor
Viceroy
Cthulhu Realms
Mech Deck
Gothic Doctor
Mysterium

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Episode 165 – Carrie Patel and the Philosopher’s Vine

This week, The Nerdstravaganza Podcast is proud to present Carrie Patel, Narrative Designer at Obsidian Entertainment and author of The Buried Life & Cities and Thrones.

Carrie Patel

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Dark Matter
Killjoys
The Expanse
Biblios Dice
The Goblin Emperor
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
Mysterious Galaxy
Viceroy
Mystic Water Kava Bar
Reservoir Cleaning Pad
Jupiter Ascending

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Deadpool Footage Leaked (sorta)
Ash vs Evil Dead
Con Man
Suicide Squad
Batman TMNT Crossover
Wesley Snipes to Return as Blade
The Icy Mountains of Pluto
Ex Machina on Blu-ray

Show Notes -
Angry Robot Books
Carrie Patel
The Buried Life: Recoletta Book 1
Cities and Thrones: Recoletta Book 2
Follow Carrie on Twitter

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Episode 164 – Tuned In!

This week, the Ganza Gang get all worked up over cable bills and streaming solutions to discuss the best way to watch their favorite shows in the new age of television.

We control the horizontal...

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Vista View Park
Epic Card Game
The Knight of Swords
Extra History Patreon
Everglades National Park
Gen Con
Terminator: Genisys
Mr. Robot
Star Wars Luggage

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Gaston’s Fireworks Accident
Giant Mecha Duel
Doctor Who Dimensions
MTV’s Shannara Chronicles
Marisa Tomei Cast as Aunt May
John Green Accused of Being Creepy
Bluetooth Star Trek Communicator
Wearable Mega Man Helmet
The Semicolon Tattoo

Show Notes -
Hulu
Netflix
Amazon Prime Instant Video
HBO Go
Sho

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Episode 163 – A Hell of a Day to Quit Drinkin’

What better way to celebrate American independence than by blowing up a movie that celebrates American independence by blowing up the world! This year instead of lighting up fireworks, the Nerdstravaganza gang lights up their movie-viewing passions and discusses a film loathed and loved in equal parts.

ID4EVER!

The Nerdstravaganza on iTunes

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Florida Super Con
Robotech RPG Tactics
Humans on AMC
Dragon’s Dogma
Amazon Echo

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M:tG Rules Changes
Suicide Squad’s On-set Therapist
Punisher v. Daredevil
UFC’s Cloaking Device
Girl Scouts Return $100,000 Donation
US Challenges Japan to Robot Duel
MMO Players Imprison Virtual Troll

Show Notes -
Independence Day: Resurgence
Armageddon
Battle: Los Angeles
San Andreas
Mars Attacks!
John Carter
John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood

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Episode 162 – Stacked

A casual joke in last week’s episode has caused Chris to ponder the housing of the future. Will single family homes still be a thing? Does a dystopian landscape filled with skyscrapers await us? Or will we be living in the sleek science fiction cities of our childhood fantasies? Listen now and find out what we think the future may hold!

Vertigo Warning!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Sci-fi on Syfy!
iZombie
Mouse Guard: The Black Axe
Free RPG Day
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward
Fairytale Games: The Battle Royale
Gods & Monsters
Artegon Marketplace Orlando
The Cloak & Blaster
Amazon Echo
Saygus V SQUARED
Galaxy 6 Edge

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David Tennant Joins Chew Adaptation
ReCore Trailer
Green Lantern Corps Movie
Marvel’s Spider-Man Named
Japanese Console Sales
Lexus Hoverboard
Dwayne Johnson to Star in Rampage Movie
STD Detecting Condoms
North Korean Wonder Drug Cures Everything
Anakin Skywalker Arrested

Show Notes -
Shipping Container Homes
Life is Better on a Houseboat
Florida is Sinking
aPodments
Impending Tidal Wave Disaster
Prefab Houses
Seattle Floating Homes

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Episode 161 – Cherry Picking E3

Barely interested in E3, in this episode the Ganzatrons instead discuss the finer points of shrubbery pruning.  Conversation immediately bypasses that riveting topic, however, and a concise, entertaining E3 episode emerges.

Ch..Ch..Cherry.

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Tiny Epic Galaxies: The Universe in Your Pocket
Jarl: The Vikings Tile Laying Game
Killjoys
Wayward Pines
Sense 8 Trailer
Dark Matter
Street Passes in Seattle
Amazon Echo
Jurassic World

Show Notes -
Microsoft HoloLens
HoloLens in action
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Fallout 4 to bring mods to Xbox One
Kingdom Hearts 3
Shenmue 3 Kickstarter
Nintendo Muppets
Dragon Quest Heroes
No Man’s Sky
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
Lego Dimensions
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
Skylander-Amiibo Hybrids
No Man’s Sky
What is Nintendo NX?

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